Lewin v. Lewin, 396 S.C. 349, 721 S.E.2d 1 (Ct. App. 2011) is a published opinion from the South Carolina Court of Appeals.  The sole issue on appeal was whether the family court properly awarded mother the majority of her attorney’s fees and costs from her visitation modification case.  One unusual aspect of the Lewin case is that, after settling all issues other than fees, the parties agreed to allow the family court judge to determine fees based on briefing and affidavits.  Thus there was no testimony on the factual issues supporting the family court’s fee award.  On appeal, the Court of Appeals rejected all of father’s arguments.  For further information see: Lewin affirms family court fee award in face of Father’s multiple challenges.

Put Mr. Forman’s experience, knowledge, and dedication to your service for any of your South Carolina family law needs.

Recent Blog Posts

The Folly of Fighting Child Protective Services after a Merits Finding

Early in my career, when family court attorneys were still being court appointed to represent indigent parents in abuse and neglect proceedings, I

[ + ] Read More

Court of Appeals determines homosexual couples could not enter common law marriage prior to the Condon case

A July 1, 2020, Court of Appeals opinion in Swicegood v. Thomson determined that South Carolina code prohibited homosexual couples from forming the

[ + ] Read More

College related child care is not work-related child care for the purpose of setting child support

There are a number of South Carolina family court opinions that are of narrow relevance but of significant importance when relevant. Such cases

[ + ] Read More